Lectures are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:40 - 6:00 PM
Discussion are on Fridays from 1:10 - 2:00 PM
Date
Topic
Speaker
Video
Lec 1
Oct 1, 2020
Introduction
Mohammad Sadoghi
Disc 1
Oct 2, 2020
What is being built today, what companies are looking for?
Mohammad Sadoghi
Lec 2
Oct 6, 2020
Introduction to Distributed Consensus
Mohammad Sadoghi
Lec 3
Oct 8, 2020
Principle Foundations of Bitcoin
Shreemoy Mishra, RSK
Disc 2
Oct 9, 2020
How Ethereum works
John Long, UCD,
Blockchain at Davis
Lec 4
Oct 13, 2020
Innovating with Bitcoin
Joseph Bender, Blockstack
Lec 5
Oct 15, 2020
Principle Foundations of Ethereum
Alireza Rafiei, Coinbase, BAF
Disc 3
Oct 16, 2020
Final Project Brainstorming Session
Mohammad Sadoghi
Lec 6
Oct 20, 2020
Introduction to Decentralized Applications
Alex Stokes, Ethereum Foundation
Lec 7
Oct 22, 2020
Developing Decentralized Applications
Kevin Bluer, Truffle
Disc 4
Oct 23, 2020
Submit project proposal with milestones
Mohammad Sadoghi
Lec 8
Oct 27, 2020
Ethereum 2.0: Serenity
Preston Van Loon, Prysmatic Labs
Lec 9
Oct 29, 2020
Why Only Permissioned Blockchains Matter:
A Realist’s Perspective
[Flyer, Archived]
C. Mohan
IBM, ACM, IEEE Fellow
Disc 5
Oct 30, 2020
Project check-in & feedback
Mohammad Sadoghi
Lec 10
Nov 3, 2020
Principle Foundations of Hyperledger Fabric
Marko Vukolić, IBM Research
Lec 11
Nov 5, 2020
Principle Foundations of LedgerDB
Xinying Yang, Ant Financial
Principle Foundations of Consensys Ecosystem
John Wolpert, Consensys
Disc 6
Nov 6, 2020
Project check-in & feedback
Mohammad Sadoghi
Lec 12
Nov 10, 2020
Principle Foundations of R3 Corda
Peter Li, R3
Lec 13
Nov 12, 2020
Intro to Zero-Knowledge Proofs
Charles Lu, Findora
Disc 7
Nov 13, 2020
Principle Foundations of Radix
[TBA]
Lec 14
Nov 17, 2020
Principle Foundations of Hedera Hashgraph
Cooper Kunz, Hedera Hashgraph
Lec 15
Nov 19, 2020
Principle Foundations of Near: Sharding Revisited
Peter DePaulo, Near
Disc 8
Nov 20, 2020
Economics of Proof of Stake & Sharding
Bill Laboon, Polkadot
Lec 16
Nov 24, 2020
Solving the Blockchain Trilemma
Fabrice Benhamouda, Algorand
Lec 17
Nov 26, 2020
Thanksgiving
No Class
Disc 9
Nov 27, 2020
Thanksgiving
No Class
Lec 18
Dec 1, 2020
Mechanism Design
Aaron Soskin, Govrn
Decentralized Governance
Alex Masmej, MetaCartel
Lec 19
Dec 3, 2020
Stablecoins and Payments
Yaz Khoury, Celo
Disc 10
Dec 4, 2020
[TBA]
Kevin Owaki, CEO & Founder of Gitcoin
[TBA]
Sherwin Dowlat, Polychain Capital
Lec 20
Dec 8, 2020
Intro to Decentralized Finance
Travis Blane (aka DeFi Dad)
Lec 21
Dec 10, 2020
Principle Foundation of Libra
Dahlia Malkhi, Libra / Novi
Disc 11
Dec 11, 2020
Final Project Presentation
Mohammad Sadoghi